Update from East Aurora Co-op Market

Soon Hiring!

The timeline has taken a swift turn and it's now time to ramp up in many areas, including hiring employees. We will be looking for people who embody everything the Co-op represents and are knowledgeable and committed to making the Co-op a success. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be fine-tuning the job descriptions and preparing to hire 20 to 30 people.

The six to ten full-time positions will primarily consist of department managers, including grocery, customer service, produce, and deli. Based on our payroll projections as a percentage of sales, there may be a need for a full-time assistant in each of these areas. We’ll be making that decision in the coming weeks.

The part-time positions will staff the departments. Key part-time positions include marketing lead, human resources manager, accounting lead/bookkeeper, point of sale (POS) coordinator, community outreach lead, and a wellness manager. The remaining positions will be clerks and cashiers. We will post the job descriptions soon and will continue to provide you with progress updates.

Plumbing, electrical, and drywall are going in, construction is now well under way, and we are ramping up in all areas: operations (staff, equipment, products, and more); design and marketing (interior and exterior design, advertising, promotion); and outreach (some exciting event planning is going on). We continue to recruit new member-owners, prepare to run the second phase of our initial capital campaign, and plan for our annual meeting and elections event in May. It is a busy time indeed! Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. Working together, our efforts are building both a store you'll love to shop at and a strong Co-op community you can be proud of.

As always, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected] 
and I will be happy to answer!

Take care,

Terry Wittenrich, General Manager

East Aurora Cooperative Market, 174 Main St., #237 East Aurora NY 14052 

Photo of the construction team, reviewing timeline and plans

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